Friday, 3 July 2020

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  • Yeddyurappa On A Come-Back Trail?

    March 24, 2012 1:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Karnataka BJP strongman BS Yeddyurappa has just won the battle. The High Court quashed the FIR against him in connection with the Lokayukta report on illegal mining that indicted him. And Yeddyurappa, as expected, has stepped up the clamour for... View Article

  • Yeddyurappa “Silenced For Now”

    March 17, 2012 3:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Karnataka BJP strongman BS Yeddyurappa has decided to fight another day. After being bluntly told by the party central leadership that change in the leadership of Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda is ruled out, a sulking Yeddyurappa had no option... View Article

  • National Counter-Terrorism Centre A Non-Starter?

    March 10, 2012 5:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Politics which is the bread and butter of the politicians is getting inextricably linked with the national issues that the nation is facing. The problem is that of distrust that whatever any party does, does with a partisan angle—the latest... View Article

  • Mutiny In Maldives Leads to Replacement of President Nasheed

    February 25, 2012 10:09 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    The Maldives saw dramatic developments on February 7, 2012, when President Mohamed Nasheed was forced to step down from office following a mutiny by about 100 officers of the Police and the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) who joined a... View Article

  • Reservation For Minorities Constituent Assembly Debate Revisited

    February 11, 2012 12:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The recent offer of the UPA coalition to reserve 4.5 per cent seats for minorities within the OBC quota of 27 per cent in Government jobs has once again reminded the people the evil effects of vote bank politics. Without... View Article

  • Bihar Elections 2010 Nitish Knocks Out Casteists

    December 11, 2011 1:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    “Itihas is bat ka gawah hai ki Bihar ne hamesha India ko rasta dikhya” This was one of the catchlines of Nitish Kumar as he went to every nook and corner of the state, seeking people’s verdict on his five-year... View Article

  • Malegaon Politicisation & Communalisation Of Investigation

    December 3, 2011 4:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The politicisation and communalisation of the investigation process since 2006 in terrorism-related cases has led to a paralysis of the investigation machinery in the States and the Government of India. The result: Barring the 26/11 terrorist strikes in Mumbai which... View Article

  • Reservations for Muslim Dalits Should Caste-Based Reservations Be Abolished?

    November 26, 2011 11:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    One man’s or one party’s need is another’s opportunity. The principal is followed, and in this unprincipled approach is that “Is behati Ganga me hath dho lo” (Wash hands in the flowing Ganges and make the best of the opportunity).... View Article

  • India-Vietnam Oil/Gas Cooperation Sparks Jingoistic Anger In Chinese Media

    November 19, 2011 4:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    On October 12, 2011, the ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) and the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group PetroVietnam (PV) signed at New Delhi an agreement on cooperation in the field of oil and gas. It was signed in the presence of... View Article

  • The Many Colours Of Team Anna

    November 12, 2011 5:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The recent physical attack on lawyer Prasant Bhushan by some hooligans calling themselves members of Ram Sena in the Supreme Court was not only deplorable, but from the security point of view, threat to the highest seat of judiciary in... View Article